Sections 7.A to 7.D (Consonant Sounds) of Part Three-7: Talk About People, of Pronunciation Practice (Before Speaking) pages 53-66 + Answer Key & Audioscript Pages 28-35 with Correct Responses & Extras
20+ 8 = 28 pages
Who It’s For: High-Beginning to Intermediate Developers of Oral-Language Skills Who Want to Hone in on Initial Consonant Sounds in Talk About People
Why It’s Useful: Analogous to Part Three-7 of Beginners’ Before Speaking with Pronunciation Principles, the aims of these Pronunciation Practice sections are to “Recognize & Pronounce Initial Voiced vs. Voiceless Consonant Sounds,” “Contrast Initial Consonants,” “Get & Use All Initial Consonants,” “Work with Initial Consonant Clusters.” Sidebar Pedagogy deals with how to articulate consonants (with two or more mouth parts [almost] touching, as illustrated in diagrams); voicing (vibrating the vocal cords—instead of silently pushing out air); consonant orthography; sounds that “stop” the flow of air vs. those that “continue” it; comparing / r / with / l / & / w /; articulating sounds that don’t occur in voiced / voiceless pairs ( / y m n h / ); and initial consonant clusters (blending of sounds with no vowels between them). These teaching / learning points lend themselves to the repetition of “Funny Phrases & Silly Sentences.” There are humorously illustrated items to differentiate, descriptive vocabulary in which to insert consonant letters, word-building charts, tongue-twisting questions to answer, letter-combinations to manipulate, and other amusing things to do.
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